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04.13.17

Poll Results: Fintech Hub

What is the global hub for fintech? Our Paybefore.com readers respond.

03.29.17

Poll Results: Incentives for Mobile Wallets

New research says consumers need incentives to use mobile wallets. Which ones will work best?

03.09.17

Poll Results: Targeting Millennials

Millennials and younger consumers are getting a lot of attention from payments providers. What are you doing to target millennials?

02.24.17

Poll Results: Will the CFPB’s Prepaid Rule Be Repealed?

Congress is considering a joint resolution to repeal the rule, which was released last year. If that happens, what will be the result? Our readers respond.

Play Now

03.27.17

Webinar: Powering Smarter Solutions: Competing in the New Prepaid Landscape

Access the replay of our Webinar featuring industry experts from Celent’s banking practice and global payments processor i2c discussing research and case studies about the integral role of processing technology in creating top-of-wallet solutions.

02.15.17

Webinar: Millennials, Paycards and the Future

Access this deep dive into research conducted by the Pay Award-winning paycard provider Global Cash Card Inc. and the Center for Generational Kinetics to find out more about meeting the needs and wants of this digital-first generation.

02.07.17

Introducing Paybefore’s Spotlight Webinar Series

For more than a decade, Paybefore has created the publications of choice for payments industry decision makers. Now you can reach these experts and potential partners live through Paybefore’s new Spotlight Webinar Series.

11.16.16

Webinar: CFPB Final Rule on Prepaid Accounts: The Rules and Their Short- and Long-Term Impacts

K&L Gates payments lawyers get down to the nitty gritty with the CFPB’s expansive final prepaid accounts rule. Find out what you need to know for your business and earn CLE credit at the same time.

Research & Analysis

03.23.17

Criminals Turn Their Attention to Online Fraud in the U.S.

Criminals have deepened their focus on U.S. online transactions since the country’s October 2015 EMV liability shift, with card-not-present fraud expected to hit $6.4 billion in 2018, according to a new report from the U.S. Payments Forum. The expected total would represent a 23 percent increase from fraud losses in 2017, and a 68 percent increase from 2016.

03.07.17

More Incentives! That’s What Mobile Wallet Users Want, New Study Says

Payments pundits for years have been saying consumers need incentives to use mobile wallets, and a new survey report from Auriemma Consulting Group has numbers to back up the claim.

03.06.17

Emerging Payments a Hot Topic on Social Media, Study Finds

Consumers are expressing interest in and enthusiasm for emerging payment methods in their social media conversations, according to a new report. Mastercard’s fifth annual Digital Payments Study analyzed more than 3.5 million public interactions in 2016 between consumers on social media channels—including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter—to glean insight about consumer attitudes toward new payment technologies worldwide.

02.28.17

Survey Finds Payment Schemes Worldwide Optimistic, Looking to Cooperate

Developing new services, adopting the latest technologies and collaboration are the top priorities among payment schemes worldwide, according to a new study.

Spotlight on Companies

02.21.17

Q&A with Walt Granville, Cachet Financial Solutions

No more “one and done.” That’s central to Cachet Financial Solutions’ mission for its prepaid clients and was the impetus for platform upgrades that were nearly a year in the making. Paybefore spoke with Walt Granville, senior vice president of mobile innovation, about what’s resonating with clients and how Cachet is using optimized mobile apps to help them fight churn.

02.21.17

Innovators’ Spotlight: Raise

The Chicago-based startup enables consumers to easily purchase and redeem e-gift cards right from their smartphones, essentially turning unwanted e-gifts into a convenient and useful form of digital currency.

01.24.17

Innovators’ Spotlight: ClassWallet

As companies fight for wallet share, ClassWallet’s focus on bringing efficiency to K-12 education expense management has helped the startup launch a successful digital wallet, prepaid card and online marketplace that could be a springboard to other niche markets.

06.30.16

Innovators’ Spotlight: AuthenticID

Social media has made it simple for criminals to get their hands on everything from your pet’s name to the model of your first car. Add to that what seem like daily data breaches of sensitive information, and it’s not all that difficult for fraudsters to pretend to be legit customers. Enter AuthenticID, an Atlanta-based authentication specialist that combines government-issued ID information with facial recognition.

Spotlight on People

01.07.17

Profile Series: Top People in the Industry

We polled Paybefore.com visitors to find out which leaders are setting the standard for excellence in the payments industry. Check out the stories below. Top 5 Payments Consultants (voting open through May 1, 2017) Top Payments Tech Gurus (coming soon) Compliance Titans of Payments Smartest People in Payments (fall 2016) Retail & Loyalty Pioneers (spring 2016) Women Driving […]

08.02.16

Q&A with Susanne Steidl, Wirecard

In late June, Germany-based payments solutions provider Wirecard AG made a major foray into the North American prepaid market, announcing a definitive agreement to acquire Pennsylvania-based Citi Prepaid Services. Paybefore recently spoke with Susanne Steidl, managing director, Wirecard Acquiring and Issuing GmbH, about the Citi deal and how the acquisition fits into Wirecard’s overall growth strategy.

07.26.16

Q&A with Ron Hynes, UniRush LLC

Ron Hynes has been on the job as the new CEO of UniRush LLC less than a month, but he’s already looking ahead. And, he’s not going to let the CFPB’s looming final prepaid rulemaking slow the company down when it comes to innovation and product development. Hynes spoke with Paybefore about what he brings to his new role and why UniRush’s cardholder settlement made him want the CEO job even more.

06.21.16

Nominate Your Favorite Payments Tech Guru

You weighed in on Women Driving Payments Change, Top 10 Payments Lawyers and the Smartest People in Payments. Now we want to know which chief technology officers deserve the title of Top Payments Tech Guru. Enter your picks by July 1. We’ll tally the top vote-getters and have final voting from the short list next month. The Top Payments Tech Gurus will be featured in our Spring issue of Pay Magazine.